Subtle changes in your hearing can be difficult to detect because of how gradually hearing loss usually advances. Unlike children, who get regular hearing tests in school, adults hardly ever even think of scheduling an appointment. So why should your hearing be any less important than your eyesight?
Here are 6 reasons to get your hearing tested regularly:
- Spotting the Signs: Day-to-day situations can expose potential hearing issues. Do you regularly need people to repeat what they said? Do you have a hard time hearing in loud settings? Are you constantly turning up the volume on your TV? It’s time for you to get your hearing tested if you answered yes to the majority of these questions.
- Following Guidelines: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association recommends hearing screenings every decade until age 50, and every three years after that.
- Family History Matters: It’s even more important to call us for an appointment if hearing impairment runs in your family.
- Establishing a Baseline: We will use baselines, which will provide a reference frame for further comparison to track changes to your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Issues, like earwax buildup, or noise-induced hearing loss, can be identified early on by routine hearing tests, avoiding additional damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Hearing loss can on occasion point to underlying medical disorders such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or kidney disease. Treating these conditions may improve your hearing.
Neglected hearing loss can have far-reaching consequences, impacting your social life, emotional well-being, and even physical safety. Hearing aids can substantially improve your hearing and total quality of life, letting you fully take part in conversations, enjoy social gatherings, and stay alert to important sounds in your environment.
Don’t miss out on important work meetings, the laughter of your grandchildren, or the voice of a loved one.
Schedule a hearing exam with us today to safeguard your hearing health and rediscover the sounds that enrich your life.